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evidence to the c.i.a. that it was clear there were pirates involved. susan rice said a spontaneous protest over an anti-islam video sparked the attack but democratic lawmakers say that can be explained. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points the intelligence committee had all signed off on. >>trace: they added that the c.i.a. approved the talking points and it is unclear who changed them before ambassador rice made them public. catherine has the news from capitol hill. what do we know about the changing language in the talking points? >>reporter: thank you, trace. a short time ago the former c.i.a. director, david petraeus, left capitol hill after about five hours of testimony, closed classifyied testimony before the house and senate intelligence committee and a take away was the unclassified talking points put together by the c.i.a. a congressional source told fox the language was changed from the original draft which included the language "al qaeda affiliated" with a later version saying "extremist organizations." they believed this was an effort to down pl
and law enforcement officials. what was clear was the president's comments on ambassador susan rice is really getting some traction. one republican alleging that, quote, the president misinformed and lied to the american people over the benghazi affair. what was also clear is that the president wants to promote ambassador susan rice. even though she said benghazi was a spontaneous attack when it seemed clear it was terrorism. >> president obama has the gal to float the name of secretary of state, the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the person disash dasht american people during this crisis. >> that's a reference to ambassador rice's appearance less than a week after the benghazi attack. the republicans charge that the story was not that strays forward and rice got her information from the cia and other agencies. >> these unfair attacks on ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on the intelligence that was provided. i sat here while colin powell provided the intelligence that he had regarding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. >> the
to the united nations, susan rice, misled the public when she told sunday shows the deadly attack in benghazi was response to an antimuslim video. new there is word he is line for a major promotion. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, the cast of characters in the scandal that brought down the c.i.a. director general petraeus is growing. it now involves the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, the general john allen who took over the job when general petraeus left it to run the c.i.a. now officials say general allen's nomination to become the supreme allied commander in europe is on "hold" while potentially inappropriate e-mails are being checked out, and her name is jill kelley, a friend of the petraeus family and triggered the original f.b.i. investigation that revealed the director was cheating on his wife. she contacted an at she knew, shirtless agent, claiming to have received anonymous threatening e-mails tells her to stay away from general petraeus. it is unclear but the f.b.i. found reason to open an investigation.
it takings to step the promotion of susan rice as secretary of state after she went on the five sunday talk shows and repeated based on the spunintelligence it was a out-of-control and the president said to republicans today, bring it on. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator john mccain and senator graham and others want to go after someone, they should go after me. >> two key points here, that was from the president on why susan rice was the one chosen for the sunday talk shows because a lingering question we put to the white house is why they didn't choose someone lick the c.i.a. director, the director of national intelligence, the national security advisor, or the white house counterterrorism advisor because it seemed like calling in ambassador right was like calling in the electri
points. susan rice repeated the false claims in five interviews days after the attack saying the assault of libya was a spontaneous reaction to a film insulting islam. the white house says that is the information she got. that was the best information available to them which would caught in risk supposing classified intelligence. catherine has the latest live in washington, dc. catherine, the matter of exposing specific things on the ground, my understanding is the talking point that was changed, was changing the word "consulate" to "outpost" and the rest was intact. >>reporter: that is the white house position. the republican chairman pointed to a little known group as the group responsible for the changes in the national security council and is called the deputies committee. >> what i found fascinating on the investigation, and, again, my role in my mind is to say was there an intelligence failure? if so, how do we prevent it? it went through a deputy committee and that is where the narrative changed. >>reporter: it is chaired by a deputy assistant for national security affairs and inc
expire and spending cuts go into place. he talks about susan rice, the ambassador to the united nations who spoke after the attack in benghazi. >> with my full cabinet for the first time since the election took place, and the primary purpose is to say thank you because everyone here in their respective agencies has done a remarkable job on behalf of the american people across the board on a wide range of issues. they have always prioritized thousand make sure we have a strong middle class and how we grow our economy and put people back to work and how we keep the american people safe and continue to extend our influence and our ideals around the world. i could not have a better collection of people. any of whom have stayed here throughout my first term. we have had little turnover as any president during the course of a first term and the reason is because everyone has done such a remarkable job. so my main purpose is to say thank you. also remind them we have a lot of work to do. there will be a few specific issues, one in particular that i should net is that the devastating impact of
: yes, fancy and polka dotted. >>shepard: united nations ambassador susan rice met with republican lawmakers today and they are leading charge against her and at least if them it did not calm the storm over her initial response to the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. we will get the details on that. a crowd rivalling the size of the protests that took down mubarak taking on the new president. steve is there and he is reporting that there are significant changes underway right now that could affect that region and the world. steve harrigan is reporting the military is moving in on its own people. our team on the ground reports hearing explosions and we will have expanded and extensive coverage in a moment. if you move to a big city, thinking big money, is it possible you made the wrong decision? there is a new report that details the growing wealth in the heartland. that all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. but first from fox at 3:00 in new york city the meeting between the united states ambassador susan rice and the biggest critics did not soften their condemnation o
, hillary clinton intends to lobby. u.n. ambassador susan rice is said to be a top question but there are questions whether the public role in the wake of the deadly benghazi attacks would impact her chance and senator john kerry who chairs the senate committee on foreign relations is considered a contender and although that would leave an open senate seat for the democrats, that may not be a dealbreaker. >> in their favor this election, they had elbow room by the number of seats they won and many thought they wouldn't win, have that two-vote majority so maybe the president is willing to take a chance. >>guest: last time it was left open by the death of senator kennedy it went to a republican who was defied on tuesday. over two term presidencies over world war ii it is rare if any cabinet secretary to stick around for all eight years. >>shepard: it has been. urgent economic matters out there. what kind of effect does that have on the shuffle? >>guest: there is a feeling in washington that geithner would prefer to leave sooner rather than later but with shes of expiring tax c
talking points that susan rice repeated five times on sunday morning talk shows. the word is that's what they told her, so that's what she said. she said the attack was a response to that anti-islam film. officials now say it is a planned terrorist attack. it turns out somebody removed references to terrorism for those talking points. republican lawmakers demanded to know who made the change. today they didn't buy the explanation that we are hearing from the intelligence clapper. >> in thursday the classified session james clapper gave sworn testimony that they didn't know who was responsible for changing the so-called talking points on benghazi which critics say minimized -- minimized the role. they say it was the intelligence community that was behind those changes. the intelligence community made sub stan sigh changes before the talking points were sent to government agency partners. partners is a reference to the white house. the justice department and the pentagon and the fbi. the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee says, quote, it gives a new explanation that di
the ante on nominations of susan rice over benghazi. ambassador rice said the attack was the result of a respond tablous mob and officials say it was a terror attack and has insisted she was reading, repeating official talking points and the final version came from intelligence agencies and not the white house. that 'it were the intelligence community is now backing her. but susan collins is not accepting that claiming she was well aware this was a lot more to those talking points. and now the news from washington. catherine? >>reporter: since the closed classified briefings on capitol hill lawmakers say they shad access to unclassified access on the c.i.a. talking points and classified information and now a leading republican in the senate tells fox the classified information including a daily brief of the president containing the most highly classified intelligence and in this case included evidence of al qaeda involvement in the benghazi attack. here is senator collins speaking to fox news. >> she had access to the full presidential daily brief on intelligence so she was well inf
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